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Provisions Series: Run B.M.C.Provisions Series: Run B.M.C.

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by vacax on 07-13-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Satchboogie
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle (thanks Vitese) poured into a tall tulip glass

A: Pours pale, hazy yellow with over 3 fingers of white head, very fluffy and moderately tight. Great retention and lacing.

S: Earthy and lemon hops, sourdough bread, slightest funk.

T: Lemon grass and mellow hop flavors up front with a little crystal malt sweetness. Big pilsner malt body with a chewy sourdough quality, toasted rolls, and a little hay. There's a touch of funky yeast in the middle through finish. Slightly bitter.

M: Medium side of light, fairly smooth, moderately carbonated (a little flat for the style). A little thicker and bigger than most pilsners, has a smooth mellow finish rather than crisp and clean.

O: A solid imperial pislner that is fairly tasty, though it could be a lot better.

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Photo of jamescain
3.41/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a sniffer.

Appearance: Pours a hazy straw yellow with about a fingers worth of white head that lingers and fades to a thin white lacing.

Aroma: Not the burst of aroma I was hoping for, there is a mild citrus zest with some malty bready notes.

Taste: A touch of citrus and some earthy hop flavors with a grainy malt flavor and something else I can't quite put my finger on, slightly funky.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium high carbonation and a dry finish with a lingering grainy feeling.

Overall: More flavor and aroma then a typical lager, but could have been better.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A little bit of a blurry haze to the straw belgianesque appearance of a beer, nice head, good retention. Aroma had almost a belgian yeast aroma to it, a little bit of clove and fruity esters attributable to yeast instead of actual fruit.

Taste, more of that belgian-ness. Quadruple hopped must have been a play on the triple hopped Miller Lite commercials, because this doesn't taste 'hoppy' like their humulus series, not even close. A little bit of hop zest, but nothing worth mentioning quad hopped unless you're just ribbing on the other company.
Hoppy by BMC standard, sure.

Why did I pay $10 for this? It's an ok beer, until you think about what you paid for it, then it is subpar for the price. A rare miss from the Bruery.

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Photo of kojevergas
1.95/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Served on-draught at the Bruery provisions store in Orange, California as part of a taster. Serving volume was 2 oz. At the time, I thought the serving temperature was entirely too warm, but they're The Bruery, so this can't be attributed to barstaff error. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a one finger head of fair thickness, bad cream, and decent retention. Colour is a cloudy transparent dirty straw-yellow.

Sm: Full-bodied straw, barley, and a light PBR-esque faux cream note. Mild in strength.

T: Bland simple garbage. Barley and water. Simple crap build is "complemented" by a wretched balance. No layering, subtlety, or complexity is present here. Feels almost like a poorly executed homebrew.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but just short of watery. Mistake!

Dr: Repugnant. It's drinkable, but you wouldn't want to have it repeatedly on account of its low quality.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was expecting an underattenuated mess, but this was quite enjoyable. Thanks for sending me this beer, Andrew!

Light yellow with a thin, white head with decent retention, this is a little hazy. The nose is really good! Rustic, grainy, bready pils malt backbone with a tone off hops, bright, lemony and herbal. The palate replicates these flavors, with the excellent pils malt backbone on which the perfumey, floral, lemony hops . The malt is really bready and raw, very nice. Overcarbonated, this beer is medium-light in body with an excellent finish. Color me impressed.

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Photo of John_M
4.22/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Generously provided at Dyan's place the other night.

Run BMC pours a slightly cloudy, solid gold color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is really nice in this one, and is just all pilser goodness. I pick up considerable honey, cookie dough and a slight grassiness, which gives one the impression this beer might be a bit sweet. While there is some modest sweetness to this beer, it's nicely countered by the hoppy bitterness, leading to a well balanced, easy to appreciate and enjoy pils. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely otherwise, leading to a medium bodied, almost slick, long, smooth finish. There is just a hint of alcohol in the finish, which I guess is to be expected in a 7% abv. pils. Otherwise, this is just a delicious beer from Bruery, and one I wish was more readily available.

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Photo of notchucknorris
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Provisions

A: Pale golden color with a 1/2 finger tan head.

S: I'm just going to copy what I put in my notes- "Corn tortillas, lemon, lime, malt, guava and a slight soap smell." Definitely different.

T: Light hit of earthy hops upfront followed by some white pepper and a heavy grain flavor. A bit of funk on the finish. Not as good as I was hoping for. I still love the name though.

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Photo of phichifiji00
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into Bruery Tulip glass:

Appearance: Hazy golden yellow with thick white head that lingers for quite some time.

Smell: Hoppy, fairly citrusy, grassy with notes of grapefruit and honey.

Taste: Agressively hopped, biscuit malt profile, with notes of grapefruit, grass and orange peal.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium carbonation, somewhat creamy.

Overall: A good, well balanced imperial pils.

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Photo of DovaliHops
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy, bright golden color with a large white head that hangs around for quite some time. Scent is very hoppy and grainy with some grassy notes. Hints of bread and light skunk as well. Taste is better than any BMC beer I've ever had...but I can see where The Bruery was going with this. Cereal malt flavors with a hint of citrus. I get a lot of herbal flavors and grassy notes. Pretty nice hop profile as well. A bit of alcohol too. Mouthfeel is medium bodied any a little on the creamy side. Drinkability is fairly high. Overall, this is by far not my favorite Provisions offering, but it is pretty good. I love the concept and I find it to be very drinkable and should be liked among most of the beer-loving community.

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Photo of Trilogy31
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a smoggy golden sunset with a nice fluffy head of foam leaving sticky lacing in its wake. The nose hits with hay and grassy hops, cereal malts, yellow corn with also a ever so slight sour funk. The taste brings more corn, light hopping and citrus along with a touch of alcohol that evokes a 40 of malt liquor. The beer tastes like a well made version other the other imperial pilsener Mickeys. I personally enjoyed it for what it is and its playfullness - well done for the style though i would take Emerwon any day, 7% abv just is a bit too forward in this beer and it would helped being a touched restrained.

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Photo of xnicknj
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle poured into tulip - thanks to gcphilli

Pours a hazed light orange color with some golden hues. Fluffy white head bubbles up and fades into some wispy film. Some spots of lacing on the glass.

Fairly hoppy on the nose, a bit floral and citrusy. Crackers and straw with some light fruit sweetness. Lighter notes of honey as well.

Slightly bitter up front with some citrusy hops. Notes of orange with peel, as well as a touch of apricot. Lighter malt base with biscuit and some faint caramel. A bit sweet but balanced by hoppiness. Finishes a little dry and warm.

Lighter medium body, decent carbonation, pretty creamy and smooth on the tongue. A tasty version of the pilsner, and I liked the balance of sweetness and bitterness.

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Photo of bs870621345
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up by dad last week and opened as we speak.

Pours a hazy golden color with a good amount of head. No lacing per say.

Smell is herbal, grassy, bready, slight metallic twang.

Taste is the herb and grass flavors followed by bread and finishing pretty clean.

Mouthfeel is a little thick for something I'd crave on a hot summer day.

Overall, its good. Think of it as an imperial Miller Lite- nothing more.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fairly cloudy straw color with a fluffy white head that sticks around for a bit. Smells of sweet pilsner malt, honey, grassy, grainy, earthy hops, and a hint of ethanol. Malt liquor in spades. Tastes is sweet grainy malt with a bit more of the alcohol bite. Earthy hops cut through the honey like malt sweetness but still allow it to shine. Long lingering malt sweetness after every sip. Medium body and carbonation level with a sweet sticky mouthfeel. Hmm I'm torn on this one. I love what they did here, but think its got a bit to much residual sweetness and alcohol bite. Good but not great.

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Photo of Gobzilla
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a golden straw yellow in color with pale yellow highlights and had a finger of head leaving a good amount of lacing sticking to the glass.

S: lots of citrus was noticeable on the first whiff with some bready malty, grassy hops, and some grain notes. it did have a faint booze aroma as well.

T: the citrus pretty much dominated the flavor too alongside grassy hoppy, grainy, and sweetness from the bready malts but with a touch of booze.

M: the brew was light to medium in body with a fair amount of carbonation which had a sweet, grassy, hoppy, citrusy, and mild boozy finish.

D: really easy drinker and could definitely take down plenty of it on a hot summer day.

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Photo of ehammond1
3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2011)

The Bruery Provisions
Orange, CA

Hazy golden yellow with a a medium sized white head. Spots and specks of lacing down the glass. Gorgeous lager.

Simple aroma mainly consisting of simple bread, sharp hop notes and grass, with a persistent adjunct/corn odor as well.

Bready malt and some sharp, floral, and grassy flavors from the hops. No alcohol presence.

Medium mouthfeel and a touch creamy--excellent for the style.

A simple, balanced, and easy drinking pilsner in the style of American adjunct lagers--in that sense, this is a great success, though all that being true, it probably won't be seeing much time in my fridge.

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Photo of HopHead84
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


On tap at The Bruery. Snifter.

A: Slightly hazy yellow gold with a finger of creamy foam. Lacing is scattered on the glass.

S: Orange and lemon with a pronounced floral bouquet. Grass blends with light tropical notes. Malt is bready and alcohol is evident in the nose.

T: Lemon and grass with herbal and floral notes. There's a good deal of alcohol in the flavor. Malt is bready and lightly sweet Bitterness is at a lower moderate level. The finish is clean.

M: Lower medium body with upper moderate carbonation.

Overall: A pretty good hoppy Imperial Pilsner, though a little too much alcohol in the flavor. I would have liked to try this right when it was released.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

725th Review on BA
Draft to goblet

App- A darker mix of some yellows and gold minus the haze of other double pils Ive seen. Had about 1 finger of head and very little cling.

Smell- You know right off the bat this is a big pilsner. Has a very refined earthy piney note. A little faint yeast as well.

Taste- Well in the scheme of things its a nice beer but its not the best I have had. This had a weird tinge to it with the pilsner yeast and the pine and resin, not working as one.

Mouth- Well I wasnt expecting such a light body but it was okay. Paired to a higher carbonation.

Drink- Eh, it was tasty and piney but something just didnt work for me. Probably wont come back to this one.

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Photo of AdamBear
3.97/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-bubbly gold with a semi sticky white head

S-strong scent of grains and corn

T-comes in light with a bitter taste of spicy corn. there's a slight fruitiness to it, though very subtle. matching after-taste.

M-soft carbonation with a crisp finish

O-a great pilsner. its very complex. its just a bit too refined for me. its still something i'd recommend other to try!

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Photo of beagle75
3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a shaker pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy, pale golden color with one finger of persistent white foam head that has a texture like sourdough starter. Light lacing remains on the glass. Frequent bubbles cling to the sides of the glass and rise in the column at first.

S: Grassy, with a sharp mineral snap and balanced light toast.

T: Begins off-dry, with pilsner malt that is assertive but balanced and hop flavors that are understated, even concealed, by edgy and metallic carbonic acidity. Soft bready malt matures in the middle. The finish features moderate bitterness that it is slightly sulfurous and forgettable.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, slightly syrupy and acidic on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: From the makers of the peerless Humulus Lager, this beer is a much less accomplished take on the imperial pilsner style. It is traditional in its approach, but struggles with continuity issues early. Flavors become pleasing during the too-brief middle, but fizzle in the finish. The label on the bottle insists on the service of this beer only at its coldest, but it is a let-down at any temperature.

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Photo of camil1mj
2.83/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Received as an extra from a great trader who lives near The Bruery. Chilled and poured into my Bell's tulip glass.

A: Cloudy yellow-orange with 2 finger whit head. Intermediate lacing.

S: This one has that off-base, funky Heineken smell to it but multiply it by 100.

T: Take your standard big pilsner taste and blow it up to the point that it is flat out too much.

M: The mouthfeel is comparable to other pilsners.

O: I do like the occasional pilsner, but this was flat out not good. I appreciate receiving from a generous BA, but would turn down drinking it again. In my opinion there is just no need for imperial pilsners.

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Photo of eyeenjoybeer
3.21/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 750ml into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Thick white head that subsides in about 30 seconds. Body is a hazy golden color

Smell: Mediciny hops...I am not sure which ones, but it is not too strong.

Taste: Perhaps this beer has a short life span, but it is very one dimensional. Up front, I taste light notes of citrus and noble hops. However, these are very muted. The middle flavor is soft pilsener malt notes...again, not much. I taste notes that remind me of a lighter hefe, such as light banana and spice. The aftertaste is lightly bitter and not too pleasant.

Mouthfeel: This is a bit heavier as it is an imperial version. It is lightly coating but fades fast.

Overall: I am very underwhelmed with this beer. It was generous extra from a great trader, but I would not seek this one out again.

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Photo of Overlord
4.27/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bar none, the best member of the pilsener family I can recall ... with perhaps the Sam Adams hallertauer being up there as well.

Pours a hazy gold with a minimal white head. The head is bracing, with the clean, earthy hop profile one expects from a pilsener giving way to a bold, almost tropical citrus hop bouquet and a bit of a ... malt? ... current. Interesting.

Incredibly drinkable. Definitely more earthy and zesty than expected, with a nice crisp finish to it. But, the rounding hops really make this stand out, as the tropical and sweet notes, along with the larger than expected malt presence, really add a lot to it.

Found myself totally looking forward to the next gulp. Will need to pick up more.

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Photo of phiberoptik
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Urbancaver for this tasting. Pours a pale straw yellow, slightly hazy, with a nice airy head.

Smells of a bit of citrus, lots of grain, a bit of ripe banana as well.

Tastes of light grains, lemon notes, a bit of vanilla, but lots of grains.

This is very light, highly carbonated, and fresh on the mouth. Easy drinking.

Overall pilsners are not my cup of tea but I am glad I got to try this. This is the perfect time of year to drink it.

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Photo of ColdPoncho
4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From notes, 7-30-2011
Thanks for sharing Cam

A - golden yellow body, big white head, somewhat cloudy

S - light malts, light hops, some citrus and banana, a small nose

T - very smooth, crisp, light citrus and vanilla. pretty good

M - light, and smooth

O - nice and enjoyable. better than Bud.

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Photo of brew3crew
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-clear yellow with a whispy head that stays around for awhile

S-some banana and maybe a little note of cloves

T-eh. OK. Very clean and really no taste to it. Just ok

M-light body and crisp

O-clever little play on the label and title. Beer is OK. For the money I would rather buy the real thing

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